enshrine
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. to enclose in or as if in a shrine 2. to preserve or cherish as sacred • enshrinement noun

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  • Enshrine — En*shrine , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enshrined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enshrining}.] To inclose in a shrine or chest; hence, to preserve or cherish as something sacred; as, to enshrine something in memory. [1913 Webster] We will enshrine it as holy relic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enshrine — index dedicate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • enshrine — 1580s, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) make, put in + SHRINE (Cf. shrine). Related: Enshrined; enshrining …   Etymology dictionary

  • enshrine — [v] hold as sacred apotheosize, bless, cherish, consecrate, dedicate, embalm, exalt, hallow, idolize, preserve, revere, sanctify, treasure; concepts 69,367 Ant. defile, desecrate, disrespect …   New thesaurus

  • enshrine — ► VERB 1) place (a revered or precious object) in an appropriate receptacle. 2) preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be respected. DERIVATIVES enshrinement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • enshrine — [en shrīn′, inshrīn′] vt. enshrined, enshrining 1. to enclose in or as in a shrine 2. to hold as sacred; cherish [enshrined in memory] enshrinement n …   English World dictionary

  • enshrine — UK [ɪnˈʃraɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms enshrine : present tense I/you/we/they enshrine he/she/it enshrines present participle enshrining past tense enshrined past participle enshrined formal to officially record something such as an idea …   English dictionary

  • enshrine — verb a) To enclose in a shrine or chest; hence, to preserve or cherish as something sacred; as, to enshrine something in memory. b) To induct into a …   Wiktionary

  • enshrine — en|shrine [ınˈʃraın] v [T usually passive] formal if something such as a tradition or right is enshrined in something, it is preserved and protected so that people will remember and respect it enshrine in ▪ The right of free speech is enshrined… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • enshrine — verb (transitive usually passive) formal if something such as a law, tradition, or right is enshrined in something, it is preserved, especially in written form, so that people will remember and respect it: enshrine sth in: Ancient practices and… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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